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Carriers Tell FCC They've Stopped Selling Location Data

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Four of the country's largest phone companies, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, told the Federal Communications Commission in letters made public Thursday that they have stopped selling customers' location data to third-party companies and that the data would not be sold in the future.

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel had sent letters to the companies asking them to confirm that they have stopped doing business with third-party companies that buy and resell information about mobile customers' whereabouts. She said that in the interest of transparency she was making the letters public.

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